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Procurement Opportunities

SOS Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program

SOS actively promotes HUB participation in agency purchases of supplies, materials, services and equipment. We encourage HUB businesses to register with Texas Comptroller of Public Account (CPA). See CPA's Program site for the "how to's" of getting on the Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) and becoming HUB certified.

What SOS looks for in a vendor

Purchase Orders Issued by the Office of the Secretary of State

A purchase order constitutes a legal contract between the agency and a vendor. Only SOS purchasers are authorized to issue an official SOS purchase order to procure goods and services on behalf of the agency.

Current Authorized Purchase Orders

Delivery

Most deliveries of goods are made to our agency’s mailroom, which is located at:

Office of the Secretary of State
James E. Rudder Building
1019 Brazos St., Room B-13
Austin, TX 78701-2413

Receiving hours are from 8 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except State holidays). All packing slips and cartons must include the SOS purchase order number. The vendor is responsible for making deliveries to the correct address as specified on the purchase order.

Invoicing

Payment will not be made until the products or services ordered have been received, evaluated, tested and accepted. Vendors must submit a completed invoice indicating the appropriate purchase order number to Financial Management at the following address:

Office of the Secretary of State
Attn: Financial Management
P.O. Box 12887
Austin, TX 78711-2887

Typical SOS Purchases

SOS Procurement Opportunities

All SOS procurement opportunities over $25,000 can be found by visiting TxSmartBuy ESBD.

All SOS procurement opportunities under $25,000 – contact the SOS Purchasing Section

E-mail: sospurchasing@sos.texas.gov
Phone Number
: (512) 463-5600
Fax Number: (512) 475-2819

Physical Address:
Office of the Secretary of State
Purchasing Department
1019 Brazos St., Room 405
Austin, TX 78701

Mailing Address:
Office of the Secretary of State
Purchasing Department
P.O. Box 12887
Austin, TX 78711-2887